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Rarity Round-up, 16th to 22nd February 2019

The spring-like weather continued, remaining dry, with southerly winds again bringing warm air up from well beyond south-west Europe and local temperatures hitting a balmy 15°C on 21st and 22nd. Notable birds during the period were a likely Glossy Ibis … Continue reading

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Rarity Round-up, 9th to 15th February 2019

After the first two days, Storm Erik’s wind and rain ultimately gave way to southerly winds bringing warm air to the country from as far south as the Azores. The resultant ‘warm’ conditions were positively spring-like, with temperatures hitting a … Continue reading

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Rarity Round-up, 2nd to 8th February 2019

Frozen conditions continued for the first two days of the period, with continuing cold northerlies and temperatures bottoming out at -5ºC early on 3rd. After this it was all change, the winds swung round to the westerly quarter and daytime … Continue reading

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Rarity Round-up, 26th January to 1st February 2019

Apart from rain on 29th and some short-lived, light to moderate snow on 1st, this week’s weather remained dry and mainly bright, with temperatures of -6ºC overnight on 30th/31st delivering the coldest night of the season, so far. Many bodies … Continue reading

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Rarity Round-up, 19th to 25th January 2019

Winter consolidated its hold on the county this week with a further light fall of snow on 22nd. Subsequent overnight temperatures of below zero and a daytime maximum of just 3º on 23rd ensured it was going nowhere fast, until … Continue reading

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Rarity Round-up, 12th to 18th January 2019

Following the swing to northerly winds at the end of last week, the weather for a time reverted to being relatively mild, on the back of a more westerly airstream from the North Atlantic. However, northerlies were back by 17th … Continue reading

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Rarity Round-up, 5th to 11th January 2019

Sandwiched between a North Atlantic high and a low over north-east Europe, the country was the recipient of northerly winds from just inside the Arctic Circle for much of the week. Despite this, temperatures did not drop below the expected … Continue reading

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